Across Cultures

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Watch 60 films, 170 excerpts and over 80 archival artefacts selected by NFB specialists as part of this unique project.

The Tree That Remembers

The Tree That Remembers
2002, director: Masoud Raouf

Excerpt (3:09)


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Shokoufeh, a former Iranian political prisoner, says that Canadians do not feel connected to the pain of others. She believes that refugees find themselves isolated in Canada. We all need each other, and our well-being is interconnected. She associates an uncaring society with suicides within disadvantaged groups such as Inuit communities. A news clip of a political demonstration is included.